Irish Water has confirmed that a section of pipe in the Co Roscommon village of Ballinlough that’s prone to repeated bursts, will be replaced – but not until August, which is totally unacceptable according to a local Councillor.

The section of pipe running from Ballinlough village out the Carrick National School has had a number of bursts in recent weeks, causing water outages or low water pressure for householders and businesses in the area, as well as Carrick school.

Irish Water has now agreed to replace the 2km section of pipe, and has scheduled the work for August.

While welcoming the pipe replacement, Castlerea-based Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says it’s unfair on customers affected by the outages that the work is still three months away…

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